Kid Cudi Collaborates with Jaden Smith on “Higher Up” Track

Kid Cudi has joined forces with kid Smith on a new musical collaboration…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American hip-hop artist/songwriter appears on a new track titled “Higher Up,” which has been released by Jaden Smith.

Kid Cudi

The new rap single contains rhymes from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 14-year-old son,  which are delivered over the instrumental track from Kid Cudi’s 2009 song. The young Smith presents a chilled-out R&B beat and some lyrics dedicated to his famous parents.

“Higher Up” opens with a gentle piano playing along a relaxed percussion beat. Jaden’s deep voice, which sounds very different from how his vocals sounded in his cameo on Justin Bieber‘s “Never Say Never,” comes as a surprise at the start of the song. Kid Cudi joins the rhymes during the song’s hook, singing the line, “Who’s all ready to go higher up?”

Smith sings, “I’m just a kid who’s not really a kid/ I’m different, dawg, I wear dresses / I’m not upset / You don’t mess with my style cause this stuff’s aggressive/ I’m sorry mom and dad I’m just trying to live, tell them bloggers when they see me to stay out my business.”

“Higher Up” is the first of two projects between Kid Cudi and Smith.

The “Day ‘n’ Nite” hitmaker has previously revealed that the young Smith would be a featured artist on his next album, Indicud, which is slated for release in 2013.

Adriana Louise Moving On to the Live Rounds on “The Voice”

Adriana Louise continues to make an immense impression on the coaches of NBC’s The Voice

The 22-year-old Latina singer, who knocked out former Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Pruitt during the show’s Battle Round, returned to the ring to face her fellow Team Christina mate Celica Westbrooke for their Knockout Round clash.

Adriana Louise

In what Christina Aguilera dubbed a “battle of pop divas,” Adriana Louise performed Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” and Westbrooke sang Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never.”

Following their head-to-head battle, coach Blake Shelton said both singers had pitchy moments, as well as redeeming moments. Meanwhile, fellow coach Adam Levine only raved about Adriana Louise.

“You’ve got a really powerful, incredible, very Team Christina voice,” professed Levine.

Before declaring the winner, Aguilera gave kudos to both singers, saying she was proud of Adriana and Celica. But she had some extra words for the Latina singer.

“This is the strongest I’ve seen you perform that song,” declared Aguilera. “And that was really, really good.”

In the end, Aguilera picked Adriana Louise to advance to the next round.

“I can’t believe it! I’m going to live rounds,” declared Adriana. “I’m so excited, I’m, so excited! I get to come back”